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A Day Return Agra Trip

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A Day Return Agra Trip

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Agra

  • Description :
    Morning leave by private car for Agra. Proceed for a guided tour of Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the World, Majestic Agra Fort & city. Later return for Delhi. Agra is not only a famous tourist destination but is a shoppers paradise too. There are plenty of shopping areas and shopping malls where one can buy the specialties of the place. Agra is also famous for the leather items.



    Agra - The City of Taj


    Agra - The city known for the famous monument of love - the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal was constructed by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan. It is said that he built this monument in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is ethereal at any part of the day - blushing in the rosy glow of dawn or sunset , appearing like a pearly mirage in the moonlight or reflected in the pools of the garden. Perhaps the most moving view of the Taj is from an octagonal tower in the Agra Fort further along the river Yamuna.



    There are very few cities in the world that can match the history and heritage of Agra. Located at a distance of 204 km south of Delhi, Agra is the single most famous tourist destination of India. Situated on the west bank of River Yamuna, Agra is a part of the great Northern Indian plains. The architectural splendor of the city is reflected in the glorious monuments of medieval India built by great Mughals who ruled India for more than 300 years.



    History of Agra


    Agra, the city of Taj was established in 1475 by Badal Singh. Agra finds are mentioned in the Mahabharata as Agraban. Agra city in those days was considered to be the sister city of Mathura which was more prominent than Agraban. Agra came into its own when the Lodhi Kings chose this place beside the Yamuna to be their capital city. Sikander Lodhi made Agra his capital but Babar defeated the Lodhis to capture not only Agra but also laid the foundation of the Mughal empire.



    The coming of Babar heralded a new era which was to see Agra at its zenith during the reign of Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jahan. It was during Akbar\'s period that Agra became the center of art, culture, commerce and learning. This trend reached its height when Shah Jahan became the ruler.



    In the mid 16th century and early 17th century Agra witnessed a frenzied building activity and it was during this time when the symbol of love Taj Mahal was built. The buildings made during this era were purely in the contemporary Mughal style and of very high quality which is still reflected in the remaining monuments of Agra. The narrow lanes of Agra filled with aroma of Mughal cuisine, the craftsman who are busy in creating master pieces with their skill all remind of the Mughal royalty which this city had once experienced. Today whatever remains, has become a major tourist attraction which has taken Agra again to the heights of glory but this time as a major tourist destination of India.



    Shopping in Agra


    Agra is not only a famous tourist destination but is a shoppers paradise too. There are plenty of shopping areas and shopping malls where one can buy the specialties of the place. Agra is famous for the Taj Mahal made out of Marble, the markets are bound to have replica of the Taj in marble being sold as decorative, gift item or as souvenirs, but all that looks is not marble. So, while purchasing any item make sure that you are buying the quality products.



    Agra is also famous for the leather items. Agra is the hub of hand made leather items. The local artisans are good at making leather chappals (sandals), purses, bags, decorative items
    and many more such leather product which instantaneously attracts your attention.



    The main shopping areas in Agra include Taj Mahal complex, Kinari Bazaar, Raja Mandi, Sadar Bazaar. the Gangotri at Taj Mahal Complex and the U.P. Handlooms, UPICA at the Sanjay place are two UP Government emporiums.



    How to Get There


    Air

    Agra one of the hottest tourist destinations in India has all facilities provided for easy access. Agra has its own airport which connects it with all the major cities in India. Agra has all the major domestic airlines having their services to this airport.



    Rail

    Agra is a major railway station with almost all the trains to south India & Mumbai. Agra city is visited by the "Palace on Wheels". The Rajdhani and Shatabadi trains have their stoppages in Agra. The city is well connected by trains to almost every corner of the nation.



    Road

    Agra has the National Highway Numbers 2, 3, 11 passing through it. So this premier tourist destination of India, Agra, is well linked by road to other places in the State as well as outside the state.



    Near by Cities of Agra



    Delhi : 203 km

    Jaipur : 236 km

    Bharatpur : 60 km

    Mathura : 58 km

    Gwalior : 118 km





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